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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 577374 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4335 on: July 14, 2018, 11:16:08 am »
Since Dapol started selling off class 56s in their monthly special offers, I've been half hoping they wouldn't include the BR blue version, and half hoping that they would. Anyway, in July they did...



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4336 on: July 15, 2018, 01:58:01 am »
I'm seriously considering one of those myself.

How close is the blue to proper rail blue? A lot of Dapol stuff I've seen in the past has seemed too green/yellowish.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4337 on: July 15, 2018, 11:09:12 am »
How close is the blue to proper rail blue? A lot of Dapol stuff I've seen in the past has seemed too green/yellowish.

Not bad, but not correct. It's way closer than the class 73, but not as good as the class 33 by Dapol, or my Farish diesels. The photo below appears reasonably true to colours on my laptop at least and you should be able to see the differentiation, although the Dapol 33 and the Fraish 37 have both been weathered by TMC.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4338 on: July 15, 2018, 12:22:36 pm »
Mmmm. Thanks for that, Bruce. It confirms my suspicions, but it's probably good enough for seventy quid ;)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4339 on: July 15, 2018, 01:18:09 pm »
Mmmm. Thanks for that, Bruce. It confirms my suspicions, but it's probably good enough for seventy quid ;)

I think you are spot on with this sir, if you are happy with it (and that is a good price) then it’s great.

My personal view on colours is that if you wanted to, you can find a photo that shows any shade. To me your 56 just looks like it’s in bright sunlight.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4340 on: July 15, 2018, 08:14:49 pm »
I know its not n gauge, but guess who just walked away from a nearby retailer with three carrier bags of Hornby Dublo track (198 pieces) for a very cheeky price.   >:D >:D >:D

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4341 on: July 19, 2018, 02:41:58 pm »
My latest acquisition the Farish Railcar with a DCC chip fitted by Douglas of Wickness Models. 


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4342 on: July 22, 2018, 11:22:30 pm »
Well, I had a bit of a Dapol weekend:



The 56 was inspired by Bruce, amongst others, and the HST was the result of a number of saved searches on ebay.

It turns out, however, that both have their shortcomings.

The 56 will not go round my test track without derailing. I think it's just objecting to the 9" set track curves - does anyone know the minimum radius it'll go round? There's nothing in the instructions, but I seem to recall that R2 (whatever that is) is specified as the min for quite a lot of stuff.

And the HST: well, where to start. But the main problem is that someone has been inside and rewired it, so that the unpowered car short circuits. The/a previous owner had put insulation tape over the bogie contacts to make it useable, but I think it's going to have to go and see a specialist at some point soon.

I'm not sending it back, because it's exactly what I want, so will just have to fix it. The headlights don't work on the powered car either, so that'll need looking at too.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4343 on: July 23, 2018, 12:37:29 am »
@Yet_Another  I have just acquired a Dapol 56. My test (Kato) track is a 4' x 2' oval with a passing track. One of the pieces in the passing track is the tight radius, (sorry I do not the radius off hand - will look it up a bit later), curve and the 56 derails if using that piece, so they obviously do not like tight radii! It runs beautifully on the outer oval.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4344 on: July 23, 2018, 11:26:13 am »
I think [the 56] it's just objecting to the 9" set track curves - does anyone know the minimum radius it'll go round? There's nothing in the instructions, but I seem to recall that R2 (whatever that is) is specified as the min for quite a lot of stuff.

I am very surprised that a bogie diesel won't go round 9", it must have a poor bogie turning circle?    R2 minimum is usually a restriction for  larger steam locos especially those with shaft drive and/or full size front bogie wheels behind cylinders.

If the likes of Fleischmann or Minitrix etc. were to make a model with such restrictions there would be an outcry, given that both firms' minimum radius is less than 9".
« Last Edit: July 23, 2018, 11:27:34 am by ntpntpntp »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4345 on: July 23, 2018, 01:51:57 pm »
Thanks @dannyboy , I’m glad it’s not just mine!

I can’t find anything on the Dapol website concerning the tech spec of these (or any other) locos.

As far as I could tell last night, it was the wheelbase of the bogie that was popping off, rather than a restriction in its rotation.

TBH, it’s not a problem operationally, as I won’t have anything this tight on the layout. Just a bit annoying and as far as I can tell undocumented.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4346 on: July 23, 2018, 02:05:10 pm »
Ref Dapol Class 56 and 1st Rad; none of my three de-rail on this radius.

In fact, I don’t have a locomotive in my fleet (90s Farish to latest Farish and Dapol) that does.

I am afraid to say it seems random (and apparently I have been lucky).

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4347 on: July 23, 2018, 02:36:26 pm »
As far as I could tell last night, it was the wheelbase of the bogie that was popping off, rather than a restriction in its rotation.

Which is still very odd, given that the wheelbase of a bogie is the same or less than a typical 0-6-0 loco.   Maybe a twist in the track and not enough slack in the bogie pivots?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4348 on: July 23, 2018, 09:09:39 pm »
Here’s my latest acquisition... definitely a “Rule 1” purchase but I love Panniers and have happy memories of seeing LT-liveried versions operating on both the South Devon and Paignton & Dartmouth railways last summer!



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4349 on: July 23, 2018, 09:35:13 pm »
Here’s my latest acquisition... definitely a “Rule 1” purchase but I love Panniers and have happy memories of seeing LT-liveried versions operating on both the South Devon and Paignton & Dartmouth railways last summer!




Would be VERY rule 1 for me, but I do very much approve. I have been captivated by LT Panniers ever since I was allowed onto the footplate of one as a boy at (I think) the Bluebell.

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